Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: USB-C Cables

  1. #1
    Verified VCDS User golfi_vend's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    Tartu, Estonia
    Posts
    1,980
    Post Thanks / Like

    USB-C Cables

    Following the question...
    Is there USB-C /// USB-B cable available already?
    I am a VW Freak - Le WV Freaks OR Come visit me at my work with ODIS concerns - FORSS ODIS GeKo/FaZit access for VW/AUDI/Škoda
    The world is my oyster...

  2. #2
    Verified VCDS User
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Location
    Amsterdam
    Posts
    497
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by golfi_vend View Post
    Following the question...
    Is there USB-C /// USB-B cable available already?
    Yup, Belkin sells them. They also have USB-C > anything else.


  3. Likes jyoung8607, Uwe liked this post
  4. #3
    Benevolent Dictator Uwe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Earth
    Posts
    24,534
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    1
    Split from Replacement USB Cable

    Quote Originally Posted by MasterTommy View Post
    Yup, Belkin sells them. They also have USB-C > anything else.
    If that cable works, I'd appreciate it if you'd post the part number.

    At some point, RT will probably have a batch made with our HEX-V2 screw-lock on the USB-B end (which is coming to the HEX-NET as well), but so far we haven't seen the enough demand to have a run of them done (the MOQ is in the thousands).

    -Uwe-
    The engineering problems are likely insurmountable. It would be like proposing to land a rocket booster section on a barge floating in the middle of the ocean.

  5. #4
    Verified VCDS User
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Location
    Amsterdam
    Posts
    497
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by Uwe View Post
    Split from Replacement USB Cable


    If that cable works, I'd appreciate it if you'd post the part number.

    At some point, RT will probably have a batch made with our HEX-V2 screw-lock on the USB-B end (which is coming to the HEX-NET as well), but so far we haven't seen the enough demand to have a run of them done (the MOQ is in the thousands).

    -Uwe-
    Oh yeah it works like a charm. I used to use Apple’s USB-C to USB-A adapter and that occassionally resulted in an ‘interface not found!’ error at VCDS startup. With this cable it works like its supposed to.

    Anyway, Belkin partno. is: F2CU035bt06-BLK
    Last edited by Uwe; 01-01-2018 at 05:25 PM. Reason: Added bold emphasis

  6. Likes Uwe, jyoung8607, fzanicotti, BavarianCare liked this post
  7. #5
    Verified VCDS User
    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Location
    Brazil
    Posts
    19
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by MasterTommy View Post
    Oh yeah it works like a charm. I used to use Apple’s USB-C to USB-A adapter and that occassionally resulted in an ‘interface not found!’ error at VCDS startup. With this cable it works like its supposed to.

    Anyway, Belkin partno. is: F2CU035bt06-BLK
    I second that, this specific cable works really well (seamless).

  8. #6
    Ross-Tech Employee Sebastian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Location
    Magdeburg, Germany
    Posts
    1,937
    Post Thanks / Like
    I have been using one from InLine (P/N 35762) for quite some time, available in up to 5m (which is technically not supported, I know). The 2m/3m versions work fine for me.

    www.amazon.de/gp/product/B01CIP8SDU/
    Sebastian @ Ross-Tech.com // VCDS Rookie since 2003

    »Nichts erweitert das eigene Wissen mehr,
    als die Meinung eines Andersdenkenden.«

  9. Likes fzanicotti liked this post
  10. #7
    VCDS Distributor Mike@Gendan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Location
    Swansea, UK
    Posts
    509
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by Sebastian View Post
    I have been using one from InLine (P/N 35762) for quite some time, available in up to 5m (which is technically not supported, I know).
    I thought un-boosted USB was specced to 5m, so you can't use a dumb USB extension over 3m as you're tagging a 2m cable onto the end of it, but 5m direct to the interface should be ok?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USB#Cabling
    Last edited by Mike@Gendan; 07-03-2019 at 03:43 AM. Reason: Citation added :)
    Apparently I should put something witty or profound in here.....

  11. #8
    Benevolent Dictator Uwe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Earth
    Posts
    24,534
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by Mike@Gendan View Post
    I thought un-boosted USB was specced to 5m, so you can't use a dumb USB extension over 3m as you're tagging a 2m cable onto the end of it, but 5m direct to the interface should be ok?
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USB#Cabling
    It's really hard to predict what will and won't work. In principle, all dumb USB extension cables (regardless of length) are prohibited by the USB spec, yet some do work.

    A straight 5m cable is allowed by the USB specs. Will it work? That's anyone's guess. One potential factor is voltage drop. E.g: A HEX-NET is rather power hungry. If it's plugged into a car, it will pull 12V power from there. But if you're trying to do an update from a PC w/o it plugged into a car, voltage drop through a long cable can cause problems.

    -Uwe-
    The engineering problems are likely insurmountable. It would be like proposing to land a rocket booster section on a barge floating in the middle of the ocean.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •